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SC directs state boards to declare internal assessment results by July 31

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The Supreme Court on Thursday directed all the state boards to declare results of internal assessment of Class 12 examination by July 31, making it clear that each board is free to formulate its own evaluation method for students and there can’t be a “fit-all” scheme. The apex court, which said it would not pass […]

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SC to hear on May 31 plea seeking cancellation of Class 12 exams amid pandemic

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The Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear on May 31 a plea seeking directions to cancel Class 12 examinations in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country. The matter came up for hearing before a bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Dinesh Maheshwari. At the outset, the bench […]

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Supreme Court rejects plea challenging appointment of Justice Gogoi as next CJI

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by advocate RP Luthra seeking to quash the appointment  of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India. The petitioner advocates, R P Luthra and Satyaveer Sharma had relied on the contents of a press conference called by the top four judges including Justice Gogoi earlier […]

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Bhima-Koregaon violence: Supreme Court says it may allow SIT probe if material is ‘cooked up’

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court said that it may order an investigation a Special Investigation Team in activist arrest case if it is a cooked up story. We may quash the case here if it is a cooked up story. If it calls for our intervention, we will look into it,” said the top court. The court made the statement as it […]

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Frame scheme for rehabilitation of leprosy patients, SC asks Centre and State

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NEW DELHI: Supreme Court issued a slew of directions to end the stigma and discrimination of leprosy patients, expressing serious concern over the discrimination being meted out to leprosy patients, the Supreme Court Friday directed the Centre to consider framing separate rules for granting disability certificates to leprosy patients for availing reservation and various welfare benefits. A […]

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ISRO spy case: SC says arrest of scientist Nambi Narayanan unnecessary, awards Rs 50 lakh compensation

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India held that scientist S Nambi Narayanan was unnecessarily arrested , harassed and subjected to mental cruelty and ordered Rs 50 lakh compensation for the scientist. Narayanan was acquitted by a trial court in 1994. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to 76-year-old Narayanan. The top court […]

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J&K Govt Approaches SC in new DGP’s appointment

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NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir government approached the Supreme Court after violating the Supreme Court guidelines that restricts States from appointing acting and interim police chiefs. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of the state government that in view of the upcoming panchayat polls […]

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UIDAI’s proposal to hire social media agency is against its submissions, says Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court  said the proposal of the Unique Identification Authority of India to hire an agency  to monitor various social media platforms and monitor such platforms was contrary to its earlier submissions. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud  asked Attorney General KK Venugopal to […]

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Supreme Court asks, all state to appoint senior police officer to stop cow vigilantism

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed all state governments to appoint a senior police officer for each district to effectively deal with incidents of cow vigilantism. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra the chief secretaries and DGPs of states to file status reports on action taken to prevent such cases. The bench, also comprising Justices Amitava […]

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Supreme Court dismissed, plea seeking ban the on the book ‘Meesha’said Craftsmanship of writer deserves to be respected

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NEW DELHI: A SC Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra expounded that,”Craftsmanship of a writer deserves to be respected, seeking to ban the book ‘Meesha’ for allegedly depicting Hindu women visiting temples in derogatory light, saying the Top court said craftsmanship of a writer deserves to be respected”. The bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar […]

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SC to hear plea against Sharia courts

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court has considered a fresh plea of a Muslim woman seeking to declare as unconstitutional the setting up of Sharia courts to decide marriage, divorce and other cases. The apex court, which had last year banned the age-old practice of instant ‘triple talaq’ among Sunni Muslims, had on March 26 decided […]

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SC rejects plea for minimum punishment, of two years for electoral offences

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NEW DELHI:  A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra refused to entertain plea that sought a minimum punishment of two years for electoral offences by candidates and political parties. The bench refused to entertain a PIL filed by advocate that sought to make electoral offences cognisable. Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay that sought to make electoral offences […]

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Supreme court prohibited NOTA in Upper House Election

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court  said that the option of none of the above (NOTA) cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said the NOTA option was meant only for direct elections and not polls held by the system of proportional representation by means of a single transferable […]

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AG informs SC as Centre withdraws social media hub policy

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New Delhi: The Centre today told the Supreme Court it will undertake a complete review of its social media policy and has withdrawn its notification proposing a social media hub, which some alleged could become a tool to monitor online activity of citizens. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission of Attorney […]

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Supreme Court asks Jaiprakash Associates Ltd to deposit Rs 200 crore by May 10

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The Supreme Court today asked the embattled realty firm Jaiprakash Associates Limited (JAL) to deposit Rs 200 crore in two installments by May 10. The bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra asked the real-estate major to deposit Rs 100 crore by April 6 and the rest by May 10. The bench, comprising justices A […]

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Supreme Court seeks details of unencumbered assets of Unitech Ltd

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The Supreme Court today sought details of all unencumbered assets of embattled real estate major Unitech Limited and said that they would be auctioned to refund money to home buyers. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also imposed a cost of Rs 25 lakh on J M Financial Asset Reconstruction Company, which had […]

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Bilkis gangrape: SC for Gujarat’s reply on compensation

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 A plea demanding exemplary compensation for Bilkis Bano, who was gangraped during the 2002 riots in Gujarat, today led the Supreme Court to seek the response of the state government. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud issued notice to the Gujarat government seeking its reply […]

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SC dismisses plea questioning custody of Mysuru Golden Throne

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The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea which questioned the custody of the golden throne and the golden howdah that is housed in the Mysuru Palace and are used during Dusshera by the royal family. A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur asked the petitioner P V Nanjaraja Urs to approach the Karnataka […]

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HC raps Maha for delaying land acquisition

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Maharashtra Government has been rapped by the Bombay High court for failing to come up with an action plan to identify and acquire land across the state for dumping and processing solid waste. A division bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and A P Bhangale was hearing a bunch of petitions seeking implementation of the Municipal […]

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HC upholds termination of a cop who refused training

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The Bombay High Court has dismissed a petition challenging the decision of the Maharashtra Police department to terminate the services of a policeman who had refused to undergo training. Vijay Pawar had been discharged from service on the ground that he had not undergone police training. Pawar moved the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal against his termination, […]

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